No, no one has to “engage” us, in order for us to be truly concerned and in solidarity with any person in the world, with any fugitive fleeing the suffering brought on by dictators, poverty and wars. There is no need to meet special criteria in order to sympathize with the immense pain that the loss of human lives from the war brings. On the contrary, it is human, so human! He who does not understand this, has a terrible problem.
I’m seeing how pro-Soviet trolls are attacking media articles, news, analyses and columns related to the Russian aggression against Ukraine and against peace around the world. They are not watching, reading or listening to the news. They are not accepting them.
They are sitting in the roller coaster of propaganda that has been lasting for years. That is what is most comfortable for them. They don’t have to be paid, on the contrary, I am convinced that most of them are “useful idiots” (an expression that is attributed to Lenin). The one-century old propaganda doctrine that not only has it never been abandoned, but is constantly perfected, has taken countless lives around the world, literally.
It’s not a shame to change opinion
It doesn’t have to mean that the distributors of that propaganda are uninformed and uneducated people. On the contrary, from the first moment of creation, and now, the target of the propaganda that “produces” useful idiots on the “opposite side” are “independent and critical” minds, academics, intellectuals, creators of public opinion. Without offense and with the best of intentions, I am offering this nice topic for contemplating during a break with a “burger” with or without onions, a “smoothie and veggie sandwich”, or whatever is part of the daily routine.
It’s not a shame to change opinion. It is a shame to be in a situation to influence the public opinion in your immediate environment, and to use that to be a slave to destruction. Take a look at the news, but free from emotions of fear that the propaganda inflicts. And don’t add “but” and “what about” in your thoughts, just look at the news.
The real patriots
This is not a film, these are facts. There is no justification for any aggression, there is no justification for killing civilians, among which women and children. Period.
Look at the tens of thousands of protestors in Russia. They are not mercenaries, but patriots. Real patriots. They are people that have embarked on a noble cause – to prevent the war and to tell the world that they don’t want to share the responsibility for the suffering that has been brought on by the “emperor” from Kremlin.
Victims of the system
For years they have worked and are now working on you. It’s time you stopped the theft of your soul. Do not give in to those who are using your brains for free, like cryptocurrency “diggers” stealing electricity or cybercriminals who are silently entering your computers and are stealing your information, money and privacy.
Let me go back, shortly, to the “ordinary” trolls. They are not very literate. Unfortunately, with each and every comment of theirs, they reveal the kind of crime that has been carried out for generations by politicians and the media, but also institutions for education and culture, those who create policies in society. In brief, they are victims of the main holders in the processes in which the political culture of a society is created. You can also call them victims of the system.
In a war, a real and bloody one or a hybrid one, the infantry is not to be blamed, the generals are to be blamed. Tell them no. You have the right to that and it’s not a shame.
P.S. And let me reply to everyone from this place. No, no one has to “engage” us, in order for us to be truly concerned and in solidarity with any person in the world, with any fugitive fleeing the suffering brought on by dictators, poverty and wars. There is no need to meet special criteria in order to sympathize with the immense pain that the loss of human lives from the war brings. On the contrary, it is human, so human! He who does not understand this, has a terrible problem.
Translation: N. Cvetkovska